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Pretoria bantamweight match-up: Studdard vs. Sambu

Source: WBF South African bantamweight Joshua Studdard (10-2 with 8 KOs) is looking to get his career firmly on track after a stop-start campaign so far. On October 1st in Pretoria, he fights countryman Akani Sambu (4-1-1 with 3 KOs). It has not been an easy road for Studdard. He turned pro in 2012, and won his first seven bouts, six...

More bouts added to DAZN broadcast on Oct. 7th

Source: Star Boxing As previously announced, “Scrappy” John Ramirez (12-0, 8 KOs) will be in the chief-support role on October 7th prior to a cruiserweight battle between Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez and Joe Smith. Ramirez fights in a ten-round super flyweight bout against Panama City’s Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs). The winner expects to move on...

Weigh-in report from Corpus Christi, TX

Source: Top Rank Here are the weigh-in results for tonight's Top Rank show on ESPN platforms from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas:IBF featherweight championship - 12 rounds Luis Alberto Lopez 125.2 pounds. vs. Joet Gonzalez 126; Xander Zayas 153.7 vs. Roberto Valenzuela Jr. 153.4 (10 rounds); and Emiliano Fernando...

Tonight on DAZN: Fierro looks to move closer to lightweight title shot

Press Release Angel Fierro is hunting down a lightweight championship opportunity, and wants to showcase his credentials against Brayan Zamarripa on Friday night (September 15th) at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, live worldwide on DAZN. Fierro (21-1-2 17 KOs) gets a hometown outing on Mexican Independence...

Boxingtalk's Friday fight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's fight predictions for Friday's action: Luis Alberto Lopez (28-2) vs. Joet Gonzalez (26-3) (IBF featherweight title) … prediction: Lopez by decision; Jamaine Ortiz (16-1-1) vs. Antonio Moran (29-5-1) (junor welterweights) … prediction: Ortiz by unanimous decision; Xander Zayas (16-0) vs....

Aussie heavyweight Joe Goodall signs with DiBella Entertainment

Press Release DiBella Entertainment announced the signing of Australian heavyweight sensation “Big Bad” Joe Goodall (10-1-1, 9 KOs). The six-foot-five Joe Goodall had an amateur career that included approximately 90 fights, of which he won nearly 70. His accomplishments in the amateur ranks include winning a silver medal at the...

Jerry Forrest faces Robert Hall Jr. today

Press Release Heavyweight Jerry “Slugger” Forrest (26-6-2, 20 KOs), of Newport News, Virginia returns today (Friday) near his hometown at John Marshall Hall, in Richmond. He will take on Robert Hall Jr. (14-1, 11 KOs) in the eight-round main event. The card, titled “Ritz & Rumble” and promoted by River City Promotions, will be streamed...

Tonight in Mexico: women's featherweight action

Source: WBC Australia’s Skye Nicolson will challenge interim WBC featherweight champion Sabrina Maribel Pérez of Argentina on September 15th in Tijuana. Matchroom will promote and the show will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN. Nicolson (7-0, 0KOs) has fought three times in the United States and the United Kingdom and once in her homeland...

Weigh-in report from Philadelphia

Source: King's Promotions Here are the boxers' weights for Friday night's King's Promotions card at Live! Casino & Hotel in Philadelphia: Joey Dawejko 253.1 pounds -vs.- Colby Madison 241.7; Quadir Albright 147.7 -vs.- DeMarcus Layton 148.8; Brendan O'Callagham 158.2 -vs.- Dewayne Williams 158.4; Jackie McTamney 125.9 -vs.- Brittany...

Late result: Davontae Kirk improves to 5-0

Press Release Davontae Kirk TKO1 Larry Moore ... Junior middleweight Davontae Kirk improved to 5-0 with a first-round technical knockout over Larry Moore (0-1) this past Friday night at the Motor City Casino in Detroit. Standing at 5’11” tall, Kirk dominated from the opening seconds of the bout. His power and skillset proved to be too much...

Alvarez and Reynoso meet the press

Press Release World super middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Álvarez showed off the skills that have made him a global superstar during a live streamed workout Wednesday as he prepares to take on world junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo on a pay-er-view show on Saturday, September 30th from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez...

Lopez vs. Gonzalez presser quotes

Source: Top Rank Luis Alberto "El Venado" Lopez (28-2, 16 KOs) is ready to kick-start Mexican Independence Day weekend with the second defense of his IBF featherweight world title. Lopez willl defend against Joet Gonzalez (26-3, 15 KOs) this Friday at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.  In the ten-round junior...

Xander Zayas heads up Friday's Top Rank undercard

Press Release Top Rank revealed additional details about Friday's undercard at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The entire show will be streamed on ESPN platforms.  In the ten-round junior middleweight co-feature, Puerto Rican junior middleweight Xander Zayas (16-0, 10 KOs) faces Mexico’s Roberto Valenzuela Jr. (21-4, 20...

Junior lightweight division overview

Compiled By Scott Shaffer IBF titleOn Saturday November 4th, Joe Cordina of Wales is scheduled to defend his IBF 130-pound title against Edward Vazquez of Fort Worth, Texas. Vazquez has four straight wins since losing to featherweight Raymond Ford. Meanwhile, contenders Eduardo Nunez and Zelfa Barrett have been ordered to begin negotiations for an IBF...

Ireland's Pierce O’Leary faces Kane Gardner on Sept. 23rd

Press Release Pierce O’Leary and ’Sugar’ Kane Gardner will fight in a junior welterweight collision at stake at the OVO Arena, Wembley on September 23rd. Dublin’s undefeated O’Leary (12-0, 7 KOs) and Beswick’s Kane (16-2, 7 KOs) will trade bombs as part of the undercard supporting the heavyweight rematch between Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce,...

Misfits' Oct. 14th show continues to add bouts

Press Release Brazil's Whindersson Nunes will face My Mate Nate in Manchester next month on the Misfits Boxing show on DAZN and DAZN pay-per-view. The X Series October 14th edition will be headlined by a double main event as KSI tackles Tommy Fury and Logan Paul locks horns with Dillon Danis. Supporting those two showdowns, Nunes vs. Nate...

Promoter Russell Peltz touts Dawejko vs. Madison II

Russell Peltz On Sept. 15th, heavyweights Joey Dawejko of the Tacony section of Philly and Colby Madison of Baltimore, meet in an eight-round rematch at the Live Casino in South Philadelphia. Dawejko won their May 2nd fight by decision in the same venue and while I really didn't want to accept this rematch for Joey, if I had turned it...

Golden Boy offers mediation to Ryan Garcia

By Scott Shaffer In a federal lawsuit filed in Nevada, Golden Boy Promotions is seeking to protect its promotional rights to the career of Ryan Garcia. The defendants are Garcia himself plus his attorney Lupe Valencia. Despite the lawsuit, it looks like Garcia is still working with Golden Boy, because earlier this week, the lightweight /...

Bud Crawford: Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman will never get a shot at me!

World welterweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford tweets to former two-division champion Danny Garcia: "My my how the tables have turned. Danny Garcia, you and Keith Thurman will never and I mean never get a shot at the top dog and that’s me. Y’all hoe asses didn’t want no smoke when I wanted to fight [re]member? Now y’all...

Ramirez vs. Smith set for old cruiserweight limit of 190 pounds

Press Release When former super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) takes on former light heavyweight champion Joe “The Common Man” Smith, Jr. (28-4, 22 KOs) on October 7th, it’ll be 7 ½ years since Ramirez last fought in Las Vegas. Zurdo vs. Smith will headline the Golden Boy Promotions event to be streamed live...

Watch: Gongora gets body-shot KO win

Source: DiBella Entertainment Carlos Gongora KO2 Jhon Teheran... Fighting in Santa Marta, Colombia, former IBO super middleweight champion Carlos Gongora improved to 22-2 with a second-round knockout of Jhon Teheran, a 38 year-old Colombian. Gongora finished Teheran by digging a right to the body. Gongora was coming off a loss to Christian Mbilli in...

Jamaine Ortiz returns this week at 138 pounds

Press Release Lightweight Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (16-1-1, 8 KOs) returns to the ring this Friday to face Antonio Moran (29-5-1, 20 KOs).  The bout takes place at the American Bank Center and will be televised live on ESPN+. "Training has been fabulous," said Ortiz last week as he wrapped up training camp.  "I’m very excited to put...

Amina Zidani, 5-0 as a pro, to compete in Olympics next year

Source: WBA Amina Zidani TKO7 Liliana Palmera ... France's undefated Amina Zidani stopped Colombia's Liliana Palmera via seventh-round knockout in a junior lightweight bout. Zidani, age 30, recently achieved her dream of qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games when she triumphed at the 2023 European Games. This was her fifth...

Japan's Yuga Ozaki stops Sitthisak Simsri early

Source: WBC Yuga Ozaki TKO2 Sitthisak Simsri... Japanese light flyweight Yuga Ozaki (4-0-1, 4 KOs), a fast-punching southpaw, decked a very important victory over Sitthisak Simsri (15-2, 15 KOs), a hard-punching Thailander, when Ozaki dropped him twice in the first round and had him in great trouble. The refree declared a halt to the bout...

Introducing British middleweight Leli Buttigieg

Press Release Middleweight Leli Buttigieg has signed a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and is set to make his professional debut later this year. The 18-year old from Bow in East London trains out of the iBox Gym in Bromley under the tutelage of head trainer Alan Smith and Eddie Lam. Managed by Lee Eaton,...

Wales' Joe Cordina to defend title vs. Edward Vazquez on Nov. 4th

Source: Matchroom Two world title fights will light up Monte Carlo on Saturday November 4th live worldwide on DAZN (excluding – France and French Overseas Territories, Andorra and Monaco). Wales' Joe Cordina will defend his IBF super featherweight title against American rival Edward Vazquez at the famous Casino de Monte Carlo. Cordina...

Charlo: "I’ve been sparring bigger guys for a very long time"

Press Release World junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo held a live streamed media workout on Monday and previewed his upcoming showdown against world super middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Álvarez set for Saturday, September 30th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  Houston’s Charlo will look to earn undisputed status in a...

Scrappy Ramirez to face Ronal Batista in super fly eliminator

Press Release Ten months after accepting a WBA offer to fight in a title eliminator, super flyweight John “Scrappy” Ramirez  (12-0, 9 KOs) will finally get his opportunity on October 7th in Las Vegas against Panama's Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs). The winner will become the WBA mandatory challenger to Kazuto Ioka (30-2-1, 15 KOs) of...

Nevada official Herb Santos passes away

Source: WBC The WBC reports that Herb Santos, a Nevada ring official, has passed away. Santos was a prominent Reno, Nevada attorney, boxing judge and Nevada Athletic Commissioner. The WBC reports that Santos was a prominent boxing judge for more than 40 years. He began judging amateur boxing in the 1970s and has since been a part of...

Enriquez wins interim title in Mexico

Source: WBC Kenia Enríquez W10 Ibeth Zamora... Kenia Enríquez won the WBC interim flyweight championship by defeating Ibeth ‘Roca’ Zamora by unanimous decision this Sunday in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. On a card promoted by TM Boxing, led by Eric Ibarra, with the support of Imagen TV and Caliente.mx, Enriquez intelligently used...

Hicks wins fifth fight of the year

Source: Salita Promotions Joseph Hicks TKO4 Gilberto Pereira dos Santos ... Middleweight Joseph Hicks Jr. continued a busy 2023 on Friday night as he stopped Gilberto Pereira dos Santos (16-14) in the fourth round at Motor City Casino in Detroit.  Promoted by Salita Promotions, Hicks (9-0, 6 KOs) earned his fifth-victory of the year in his...

Ramon Cardenas prepping for ShoBox opportunity this week

Press Release San Antonio, Texas' Ramon “Dinamita” Cardenas is putting the finishing touches on training camp to face undefeated Panamanian Rafael Pedroza in ten-round super bantamweight bout on ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on Friday, September 15th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The bout will be aired live on Showtime from Boeing Center at...

Welcome to Teraji vs. Budler fight week

Source: WBA WBA/WBC champion Kenshiro Teraji held a public workout last Thursday with days left before his light flyweight defense against former Hekkie Budler.  Teraji (21-1) will step into the ring to defend his crowns in Tokyo on September 18th and with a little more than a week to go, he held a training session for the press. Budler...

Teofimo Lopez gets super champion status from WBO

Source: WBO The WBO Championship Committee has granted junior welterweight world champion Teofimo Lopez's request to be designated as WBO super champion. [Unlike the WBA, the WBO only recognizes one champion per division]. The WBO ruling grants Lopez the following main rights and privileges: (1) extended deadlines to complete...

South African news: Lubisi to host Kwata on Sept. 29th

Source: WBF South African bantamweight Arnel Lubisi (7-5 with 5 KOs) will fight on September 29th in Limpopo, South Africa.  Nicknamed “The Hope”, the 24 year-old Lubisi came up short against Sanele Magwaza last year, losing a decision. Magwaza has moved up in weight, while Lubisi remains at 118 pounds. His opponent will be...

Samreen wins in Abu Dhabi

Press Release Bader Samreen TKO5 Jose Paez Gonzales ... Jordanian lightweight Bader “The Master” Samreen (9-0, 8 KOs) triumphed against Jose “Cuate” Paez Gonzales (16-3-2, 12 KOs) in the inaugural event in the Rising Stars Arabia (RSA) series, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The first professional boxer from Jordan, Samreen was a...

Queensberry show pushed back three weeks

Press Release Queensberry Promotion's York Hall show originally scheduled to go ahead on Friday September 15th is subject to a date change and will now proceed on Friday October 6th at the same venue. The planned card will remain the same, with Ellis Zorro and Willy Hutchinson in separate featured bouts live on TNT Sports....

William Zepeda to face Mercito Gesta

Source: WBA Mexican lightweight William Zepeda (28-0 with 24  KOs) on September 16th against veteran Mercito Gesta in the main event at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. “Camarón” Zepeda comes from knocking out Panama's Jaime Arboleda in just two rounds on April 29th. The 26-year old fighter is ready for big challenges. Gesta...

Mirco Cuello takes on tough assignment in Rudy Garcia

Source: WBA Argentinean featherweight Mirco Cuello will return to the United States to test himself against Rudy Garcia next Friday. Cuello (12-0, 11 KOs) will appear at the Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio, Texas. A former Olympian,  Cuello is still just 22 years old and is the reigning South AMerican champion. Garcia (13-0-1,...

Boxingtalk's Saturday fiight predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictions for a quiet Saturday in boxing: Floyd Masson (13-0) vs. Yves Ngabu (21-2) (IBO cruiserweight title) … prediction: Ngabu by unanimous decision; Andres Campos (15-1) vs. Bienvenido Ligas (15-3-2) (flyweights) … prediction: Campos by split decision; Benjamin Kelleher (16-5-2) vs. Luke...